Maintaining a good-looking beard requires time, effort and a bit of rosehip oil!

Rosehip oil is quick and easy to apply to your beard, affordable and can help you create your perfect beard.

Growing a beard can cause itchiness and dry skin and a product that can address these issues is a must-have. Rosehip oil is a popular ingredient in all sorts of beard products and for good reason. It is healing, hydrating and provides protection to the hair and skin.

Rosehip oil is loaded with nutrients like essential fatty acids, vitamins A and E and more! It also contains phenols which provide antibacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal activity on the skin and hair. This makes rosehip oil a good choice for those with acne prone skin and dry skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis.

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Whether you are looking for a product that will help hydrate/moisturize your beard or reduce the itchiness a beard can cause, rosehip oil can help.

Rosehip oil is also a super versatile product that can be used directly on your beard, skin and hair, used as a carrier oil for essential oils or for use as an ingredient in a whole variety of skincare products.

In this guide I am going to run you through everything you want to know about rosehip oil for your beard, answering questions like what rosehip oil is, what the benefits of using it on a beard are, how to use it and more!

What Is Rosehip Oil?

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Rosehip oil

Rosehip oil is made from rosehip fruit which grow on rosehip bushes. The rosehip fruit are pressed for their oils with the most popular species being rosa canina and rosa rubiginosa which are commonly sourced in Chile. They are found in many countries though.

Rosehip oil can sometimes be thought of as rose oil. However, they are two separate products. Rose oil is made from the petals of roses compared to rosehip oil which is made from rosehip fruit.

Rosehip oil has been used by humans since ancient times and for good reason. Rosehip oil is full of nutrients like essential fatty acids, vitamins A and E and phenols that soothe, heal and hydrate.

The phenols found in rosehip oil can produce antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiviral activity which makes rosehip oil a good choice for those with acne prone skin and dry skin conditions.

Rosehip oil is also super versatile and can be used with essential oils, as an ingredient in many skincare recipes and more.

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Can You Use Rosehip Oil For Beard Growth?

Although rosehip oil is a great product for the beard, there is no evidence to say it will help your beard grow.

However, because rosehip oil is nutritious and healing, it can create a healthier environment for your beard which can in turn encourage hair growth. Sound good?

Can You Use Rosehip Seed Oil For Beard?

Yes, you can absolutely use rosehip seed oil for your beard. Rosehip seed oil is produced primarily from the seeds of the rosehip fruit whereas rosehip oil is produced from all parts of the rosehip fruit and seed.

Rosehip seed oil may be higher in essential fatty acids than rosehip oil, whereas rosehip oil may have added vitamins from the fruit and flesh of the rosehip fruit.

Rosehip seed oil and rosehip oil, though different, are terms that are often used interchangeably. Both are great for your beard and you can use whichever you like.

Benefits Of Using Rosehip Oil For Beard

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There are plenty of benefits of using rosehip oil for your beard and I have listed my favorite below.

Moisturizing and Hydrating

The essential fatty acids found in rosehip oil include linoleic and linolenic acids. These acids are known to moisturize and hydrate the skin and hair, can protect against free radical damage and help regenerate skin cells.


Rosehip oil contains phenols that provide anti-viral, anti-fungal and antibacterial activity on the beard and skin. This makes rosehip oil a good choice of oil for those with acne-prone skin and dry skin conditions.

Cost Effective

Many beard oils can cost a lot of money for little product. Rosehip oil is an affordable product that goes a long way.


Because of the vitamin E found in rosehip oil, it can provide anti-inflammatory activity on the skin, reducing itchiness and inflamed skin around the beard.

Protect Against UV Rays

Too much UV can reduce moisture in your skin and beard which can cause frizzy beards and dry itchy skin. Due to the high antioxidant level in rosehip oil, it can protect the beard and skin from this damage. It can also heal and protect the area.

All Skin Types

Rosehip oil can be used by all skin types including sensitive skin, acne-prone skin and those experiencing dry skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis.

Rosehip oil is rarely known to cause allergic reactions. However, symptoms of reaction include rashes, swelling and breathing troubles. Because of this, I always recommend patch-testing your skin with rosehip oil before applying it all over the skin.

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Why Use Rosehip Oil On Your Beard?

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Now we have talked about what rosehip oil is and its benefits, let’s discuss why.

Use To Hydrate Your Beard

Rosehip oil will help to hydrate and moisturize your beard, making it feel healthy and soft, tame the beard hairs and reduce damage and flyaways.

Use To Provide Shine

Rosehip oil can be used to give dull beards a healthy-looking shine and glow, increasing the appearance of healthy beard hairs.

Use To Protect

Rosehip oil can be used to protect and nourish your beard hairs. The high level of fatty acids and vitamins found in rosehip oil mean it will protect and heal and soothe your skin under your beard and provide nourishment for your beard.

Exactly How To Use Rosehip Oil On Beard

You Can Make Your Own Beard Oil

You can make your own personalized beard oil by combining rosehip oil with other carrier oils and essential oils of your choosing. Or you can simply use it as-is using these instructions…

To use rosehip oil on your beard simply follow the steps below.

  1. Take 3-4 drops of rosehip oil in the palm of your hand
  2. Rub the rosehip oil between your hands and fingertips
  3. Apply all throughout your beard and the skin beneath

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I hope you have enjoyed this guide for using rosehip oil on your beard and that I have answered any questions you have. Rosehip oil is a great product for your beard and can be used for a number of purposes.

Your beard is sure to thank you for using rosehip oil.

Want to learn more? Find all our rosehip oil guides here or read more about the differences between rosehip oil and retinol here. Also learn exactly how to use rosehip oil for lipsface, scalp, wrinkles, eyelashes and under eyes.


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